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Energy Engineering

Bachelor (ISCED 2011 level 6)


Duration 8 semesters
Cost National/EU student:3.138€/year International student:23.000€/year

The first year of the BE is a broad education in engineering fundamentals.  At the end of the first year, you can choose to enter Energy Engineering.  Your chosen area of specialization in the second year will also offer routes to further branches of engineering at the Masters level.  At the end of a successful 3rd year, students enter the 4th year, which is a pathway to either the 5th Year Integrated ME for eligible students or exiting with a BE(Hons). The ME pathway finishes with a Professional Work Placement that takes place during the 2nd semester and the summer break (8 months).
Through a combination of solid engineering fundamentals covered in the first two years of the course (e.g. thermodynamics, fluids, and electrical systems) and advanced energy engineering topics covered in the final two years (including power electronics, control systems, wind, solar photovoltaic and ocean energy, energy demand management and energy policy), graduates of the Energy Engineering course will be well-equipped to source, design, convert, transmit and supply useful energy to meet the world's present and long-term needs.

Application procedure

Make an Available Place application on payment of a non-refundable fee of 50€ throguh Applications System:

Grant opportunities

HEA Free Fees Scheme (FFI): the Irish Exchequer will pay tuition fees to the University on behalf of students registered for the first time on qualifying, full-time, undergraduate degree programmes.
SUSI - Student Universal Support Ireland:
Application through:
The award or denial of this grant is completely dependant upon the Student Grant Appeals Body 

Learning outcomes

Many graduates progress directly to the Energy Engineering profession, working in renewable energy engineering with e.g. Airtricity, Eirgrid, Bord Gais, ESB and ESBI. A significant number of graduates also work in energy management and intelligent efficiency in energy consultancy firms and the pharmaceutical sector. Other graduates make use of the valuable acquired skills to embark on careers outside of engineering, in areas including software design and development, management consulting, accountancy and industrial management.


High School graduates with at least 2 A-levels at grade E or above, or equivalent

For admision to this programme, standard applicants must:
• Score 510 CAO Points and meet the minimum requirements
• At Least six subjects in Leaving Certificate must be presented. Minimum grade H4 in one subject (Maths), minimum grade H5 in one subject and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects, two of them English and Irish, and the other two Lab Science or Technology subjects; unless the applicant is exempt from Irish.

ISCED Categories

Offshore and renewable energy